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In The World Below , Jacques Galinier surveys both traditional Otomi cosmology and colonial and contemporary Catholic rituals to illustrate the complexity of continuity and change in Mesoamerican religious ideology and practice. Galinier explores the problems of historical and family memory, models of space and time, the role of the human habitation in cosmology, shamanism and healing, and much more. He elucidates the way these realities are represented in a series of arresting oppositions - both Otomi oppositions and the ...

The World Below: Body and Cosmos in Otomi Indian Ritual 2004, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9780870817731

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